Ferraro, Fabrizio

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  How to talk it out: shareholder dialogue that leads to change

Ferraro, Fabrizio; Beunza, Daniel By analyzing interactions between socially responsible shareholders and major corporations, Fabrizio Ferraro and Daniel Beunza present a model for creating common ground that can lead to real social change. Read article

  When you wish upon a star... your organization may suffer

Prato, Matteo; Ferraro, Fabrizio If you think the brilliance of a star-hire will rub off on the rest of your organization, think again. Research by Fabrizio Ferraro helps illuminate the real costs of recruiting and hiring renowned talent. Read article

  Understanding the Paradox of Socially Responsible Investing

Yan, S.; Ferraro, Fabrizio; Almandoz, John If social responsibility is about putting the common good first and successful investing is about maximizing profits, where does that leave the growing realm of socially responsible investing? Under what conditions does it thrive? A study of 19 countries shines a light on the paradoxical logics at play. Read article

  A Road Map for Successful Strategy Execution Premium

Ferraro, Fabrizio; Argüelles, José Miguel; Maoret, Massimo How do you successfully execute strategy? It's not just about making rational economic decisions. Effective strategy execution demands something more. This article lays out a road map for strategic leadership, illustrated with the wisdom and experience of Federico Minoli, the globally renowned "turnaround artist." Read article

  Tackling the World's Biggest Problems With Robust Action

Ferraro, Fabrizio; Etzion, D.; Gehman, Joel How do we work together to solve global challenges as immense as the current migrant crisis or climate change? IESE's Fabrizio Ferraro looks to the philosophical tradition of American pragmatism and the sociological concept of robust action for answers. He offers three strategies that organizations can use to approach the biggest challenges of our time. Read article

  Talk It Out: When Dialogue Works Wonders

Ferraro, Fabrizio; Beunza, Daniel Merck moves from suing the South African government over generic anti-HIV drugs to actively helping countries gain access to life-saving medicine. Ford, once among climate-change deniers, becomes a sustainability leader in the U.S. auto industry. IESE's Fabrizio Ferraro investigates the transformative power of dialogue in an award-winning paper that tracks years of shareholder activism. Read article

  Three Trends That Will Change How You Manage Premium

Ferraro, Fabrizio; Cassiman, Bruno To confront three emerging challenges -- Globalization, Digitization and Politicization -- corporate leaders will have to become Arbitrageurs in the way they allocate resources; adopt the mind-set of Experimenters; and be Orchestrators of hybrid organizational models, harnessing diversity and ambiguity as sources of competitive advantage. Read article

  Hedge-Fund Activism and the Fight Over Herbalife

Vandebroek, Tom; Ferraro, Fabrizio; Simon, Jan Imagine being the CEO of Herbalife, the global nutrition product company, during its most tumultuous of times. This IESE case study examines how Herbalife is being fought over by three of the world's most successful activist shareholders: Bill Ackman, Carl Icahn and Daniel Loeb. Ackman's billion dollar bet is that the trading value of Herbalife will approach zero. Icahn and Loeb think otherwise. Read article

  Understanding Your Social Network and How to Use It

Ferraro, Fabrizio; Tortoriello, Marco Who are the informal leaders in your company? Which connections would increase your ability to get your job done? Visualizing your social network will help you to understand your position in the company and whether it is consistent with your short- and long-term objectives. IESE's Fabrizio Ferraro and Marco Tortoriello explain how in this technical note. Read article

  Responsible Investing Takes Root Premium

Ferraro, Fabrizio IESE Prof. Fabrizio Ferraro believes this is an opportune moment for institutionalizing responsible investment and ushering in a new, more sustainable age of capitalism. This article identifies some of the key drivers and the challenges that responsible investment poses to investors and managers as they try to take this novel field and embed it into their institutional practices. Read article
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